Sept 30 Research Conference – Featured Topic: Head Trauma
According to the New York Times, the NFL has stated in federal court documents that, “it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop long-term cognitive problems and that the conditions are likely to emerge at ‘notably younger ages’ than in the general population.”
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease found in people with repetitive brain trauma, such as athletes like football players and boxers. Repetitive brain trauma can cause an abnormal tau protein to accumulate and kill brain cells, even years after trauma stops.
Learn more about the association between head trauma and dementia with Dr. Charles Bernick from the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at our upcoming research conference on Friday, September 30 in Irvine.